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Thomas Campbell, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 279-4720

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Patient Care Settings

Family Medicine, Primary Care


Dr. Campbell is a board-certified family physician and a certified diplomate of the
American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is founder and co-director of the UR Medicine/Highland Hospital Nutrition in Medicine Research Center, where he conducts trials to study the effects of comprehensive dietary change, with a focus on plant-based nutrition, on outcomes related to various diseases. Dr. Campbell has extensive experience working with individuals and groups to prevent and treat chronic conditions using diet and lifestyle. He has authored or co-authored two popular books on nutrition, including "The China Study," a worldwide bestseller, and has presented widely on the topic of nutrition for optimal



MD | SUNY State University of New York-Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (USA)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/25/2011 - 06/24/2013
Residency in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester

06/25/2010 - 06/24/2011
Internship in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester


Excellence in Family medicine
Sponsor: American Academy of Family Physicians
Location: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine


Journal Articles

Campbell TM. "An Approach to Nutritional Counseling for Family Physicians: Focusing on Food Choice, Eating Structure, and Food Volume." The Journal of family practice.. 2022 Jan; 71(1 Suppl Lifestyle):eS117-eS123.

Freeman KJ, Grega ML, Friedman SM, Patel PM, Stout RW, Campbell TM, Tollefson ML, Lianov LS, Pauly KR, Pollard KJ, Karlsen MC. "Lifestyle Medicine Reimbursement: A Proposal for Policy Priorities Informed by a Cross-Sectional Survey of Lifestyle Medicine Practitioners." International journal of environmental research and public health.. 2021 Nov 5; 18(21)Epub 2021 Nov 05.

Livingston KA, Freeman KJ, Friedman SM, Stout RW, Lianov LS, Drozek D, Shallow J, Shurney D, Patel PM, Campbell TM, Pauly KR, Pollard KJ, Karlsen MC. "Lifestyle Medicine and Economics: A Proposal for Research Priorities Informed by a Case Series of Disease Reversal." International journal of environmental research and public health.. 2021 Oct 29; 18(21)Epub 2021 Oct 29.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: The Campbell Plan: The simple way to lose weight and reverse illness, using the China study's whole-food, plant-based diet.
Author List: Campbell TM
Published By: Rodale Books 2015 in Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Book Title: The China Study : The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for diet, weight loss, and long-term health
Author List: Campbell TC, Campbell TM
Published By: Benbella Books 2005 in Dallas, TX